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Nexon's Lawsuit and RaGEZONE Escape to Russia

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Nov 14, 2001
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Right then, where do I begin? Numerous years ago Nexon (MapleStory publishers) hired Mr Lloyd Korn to rid the world of MapleStory developments. Mr Korn took it upon himself to contact a previous host and had us remove the section to which I had no choice to comply (Despite the details being incorrect). A friend of mine who had been with RaGEZONE for some time called Francisco who headed FranTech offered us sponsorship (hardware) in exchange for advertising and would permit the use of MapleStory given he was fully aware of the legal situation surrounding it.

Since then, Nexon have issued several court cases against developers who are minors (Underage). During our transfer all attempts from Mr Lloyd Korn where ignored until Nexon then decided to throw down a huge lump sum of money and hired a Bradley J Freedman and unlike Lloyd this man had legitimate credentials and was also very respectful during his communication. Mr Freedman came forth with the same argument as Lloyd but had issued paperwork to sue FranTech for liability.

Nexon took it upon themselves to then conclude that FranTech should dismiss all associations with MapleStory and most notably several other development community's that are not physically located on FranTech one single bit and hand over a sum of money to Nexon for its trouble. I was then told that I would be sued if I was not willing to co-operate and shut down MapleStory / RaGEZONE and hand over a sum of money for the inconvenience also. Nexon also stated to sue all parties involved within RaGEZONE / MapleStory and more (So making it appear that members and staff would be liable for actions). So basically, any written code you have hand written yourself Nexon believe its their property and you have no rights.

Upon hearing of the situation in its entirety I figured the course of resolution to protect FranTech from the lawsuit and myself and members was to seek refuge in another country, and that is what we have done. RaGEZONE is now officially located in Russia, land of Warez, sexy ladies and the OFFICIAL RaGEZONE servers.

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